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Wednesday 17 February 2021

Print Skirt 2 Ways

 How to style a patterned knee length skirt:  this colourway on over-50s blogger Gail Hanlon is burgundy and navy with a splash of acid yellow

Originally I was going to call this post "Treasures from the Attic." I had long known there was a missing bag of clothes up in the loft, but my husband kept insisting he'd looked everywhere and there wasn't.

You may be asking, well why didn't I go and look myself?  Unfortunately I have a fear of heights, and also ladders, so I can't bring myself to go up.

But after insisting, when he was looking for a duvet, that he have another look, he found a box.  A box! Full of treasures, including this Boden burgundy and navy print skirt.

When midi length came back into fashion, about two or three years ago, I stopped wearing all my knee length skirts. But as someone who's fairly petite  (5'4) this length is better for my proportions.

Acid yellow lends a refreshing splash of colour to a burgundy and navy print skirt as worn by over-50s style blogger Is This Mutton

I styled the skirt two different ways.  First with a new acid yellow v-neck top from Kettlewell and a burgundy cashmere cardigan (old, Pure Collection), matching tights and white boots. The necklaces are from Claudia Bradby. Bag from Coach. I've never liked this cropped cardigan for some reason.  It replaced another one which wore out, but the colour is less berry toned than its predecessor.  But here it has a new lease of life. 

For the second look, which is my default with this colourway, I added pink and silver.  The cropped cashmere cardigan is an old one from Boden;  the infinity scarf in silver is a new from Kettlewell, and the silver bag was a Christmas present in 2019 from Anthropologie.  I love metallics as neutrals. 

Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton is reunited with an old Boden patterned knee length skirt and styles it two ways

The infinity scarves are less fuss than a normal scarf: you simply loop them once or twice, and it's a great way to add a pop of a colour that suits you, so that it's near the face. 

Silver and pink with a burgundy and navy patterned skirt, as worn by over 50s blogger Gail Hanlon

Other treasures which came down included two pairs of jeans in my favourite style from M&S  (long discontinued!), two more Boden skirts I thought I'd given away, and a couple of pieces of faux fur which are fun. But there's still more searching to be done, because my only pair of navy boots are AWOL, and no doubt in the loft somewhere. I will wait until Mr Mutton is in a good mood before I make him search again. (I have since refined my process so that when he takes bags into the loft at the change of seasons, I make long Samsung notes on what's gone up and what's on the label!). 

How do you deal with the change of seasons? Do your clothes go into storage for a few months? Or do you have enough wardrobe and cupboard space to have everything around you at all times?

Nothing was gifted for this post. 

I'm back on Monday with the Style Not Age Challenge. Hope to see you then. 

Now it's time for #WowOnWednesday, where bloggers find new readers, and readers find new blogs to read!

Last week's favourites were: 

Katie from Preppy Empty Nester and her post "Rules and Tools of my Weight Loss Journey" struck a chord. An amusing post full of great pictures, recipes and know-how.  Congrats to Katie for losing 20 pounds over nine months.

Carrie from A Stylish Fit with her post "Create28 winter edition – week 1 looks."  Responding to various prompts, including chambray, neutrals and shacket,  Carrie created different looks for seven days.

My favourite was from Hilda at Over The Hilda and her post "Love is Not Just for Valentine's Day."

Hilda and husband Graham are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They met on Valentine's Day and got engaged on the same date a year later.  It's a lovely story with some great photos. 

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1 comment

  1. Now that is a surprise to find such lovely skirt. I think it looks so good with that bright pink. Aren't you just glad that spring is on the way over, or is it still that cold over there?


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